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Tragedy as truck crushes two students of Akwa Ibom Polytechnic to death



Akwa Ibom polytechnic

TopNaija confirmed that a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed into female students, causing their death instantly.

The two ladies were students of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua.

The unfortunate incident happened on Monday, January 9, a few metres away from the school’s premises, near Ikot Inyang village junction, along Aba Road in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area.

Tragedy as truck crushes two students of Akwa Ibom Polytechnic to death

It was said that the truck driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle, then the incident happened. The deceased, Abasifreke Okon, and Irene Edwin from Ikot Abasi and Ibesikpo Asutan LGA respectively, were preparing for their practical examinations scheduled for Wednesday. Jan. 10.

Both of them were ND 2 Science Laboratory Technology students and were described as best friends. They were supposed to have completed their academic programme after their exams on Wednesday.

Following the incident, the management of the polytechnic postponed the examinations.

Confirming the incident, Akwa Ibom State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Matthew Olonisaye, attributed the accident to reckless driving. He urged drivers to make the maintenance of their vehicles a top priority.

Olonisaye said: “It actually happened, it’s because of loss of control by the driver. We advise drivers to abide with the rules that guide the usage of the road, they should not be in a hurry.

“Drivers should also make vehicle maintenance a priority for any life lost cannot come back. An accident does not just happen, it is caused. I commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives.”


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